The Melancholy of Andromeda Picture

This Greco-African lady is suffering a bout of pensive sadness on a starry night. Maybe she's pining for her hubby who is away at war?

In Greek mythology, Andromeda was a beautiful princess of Aethiopia (known today as Nubia or Sudan) whom the demigod Perseus married after rescuing her from a sea monster. This isn't necessarily meant to represent her in particular, but I do believe ancient Greece had a minority of black people living there given its long history of trade and intercourse with African countries.
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